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Bug Balm

Bug Balm

Regular price $32.99 USD
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Discover the ultimate DEET-free protection with our Modern Homestead Tallow Bug Balm. Crafted by hand using only three natural ingredients—tallow, squalene, and essential oils—this balm is designed to shield you and your loved ones from mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, chiggers, and no-see-ums.


Effective Protection: Say goodbye to mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, chiggers, and no-see-ums with our potent yet gentle balm.

Chemical-Free: No endocrine-disrupting chemicals or synthetic ingredients—just nature’s best to keep your family safe.

Handmade Quality: Each batch is lovingly crafted to provide the highest quality protection for your outdoor adventures.

Safe and Gentle for All Ages: With Modern Homestead Tallow Bug Balm, you can confidently protect your family, knowing you’re using a product free from harmful chemicals. Perfect for all skin types, our balm is safe for children and adults alike. 


Beef Tallow: Sourced from grass-fed, grass-finished, pasture-raised cows, rich in vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants for deep moisturization and skin replenishment.

Squalene: Derived from olives, squalene restores the skin's moisture barrier, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting softness and suppleness.

Citronella: Known for its strong lemony scent, Citronella oil is a powerful insect repellent commonly used to ward off mosquitoes and other pests.

Lemongrass: With its fresh, citrus aroma, Lemongrass oil is effective in repelling insects while also providing antibacterial and antifungal benefits.

Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus oil not only helps keep bugs at bay with its invigorating scent but also has antimicrobial properties that promote skin health.

Egyptian Geranium: This oil is renowned for its pleasant floral fragrance and its ability to repel mosquitoes and other insects, while also soothing the skin.

Lavender: Lavender oil is beloved for its calming scent and its dual action as a natural insect repellent and skin soother, especially for bites and irritations.

Cedarwood: Cedarwood oil has a woody aroma that repels insects like ticks, ants, and fleas, and also has anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit the skin.

Tea Tree: Famous for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, Tea Tree oil also acts as an insect repellent, protecting against bites while treating skin irritations.

Catnip: Surprisingly, as (if not more) effective than DEET in repelling mosquitoes, Catnip oil has a unique scent that keeps insects at bay and is safe for skin application.

Patchouli: With its earthy and musky fragrance, Patchouli oil is excellent for repelling mosquitoes and insects while offering skin benefits like reducing inflammation and promoting healing.


Apply a small amount of Tallow Bug Balm to exposed skin before heading outdoors. Reapply as needed to ensure continuous protection.


  • Avoid Contact with Eyes: If eye irritation occurs, rinse with cool water.
  • Do Not Apply to Children's Hands: To prevent accidental ingestion.
  • Skin Irritation: If skin irritation occurs, rinse with soap and water.
  • For External Use Only: Do not ingest. If ingested, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Do Not Use on Pets: While our Essential Oil Blend is safe and effective for people, it's not safe for our beloved pets.
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